West Indies vs England LIVE SCORECARD: Follow the latest from day two of the second Test in Antigua as Windies build a lead amid dropped catch frustration for tourists
- West Indies begin day two on 30 without loss in the second Test in Antigua
- They reached lunch on 126 for one, John Campbell the only man falling for 47
- Stuart Broad was frustrated by dropped catches as England’s bowlers toiled
- Jonny Bairstow is keeping wicket after Ben Foakes was sent for an X-ray
England suffered a frustrating second morning of the second Test as West Indies rode their luck but also applied themselves to the task of building a lead on what remains a hazardous pitch at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium.
At lunch West Indies are 126 for one, just 61 behind, after England were able to take just one wicket in the session even though there remains considerable help in this surface for the pace bowlers.
England’s plight was summed up by the sight of Stuart Broad beating the bat time and again and doing everything but dismiss West Indies opener John Campbell during a spell of 5-2-12-0 that did little to reveal the true story.
Broad’s ill-fortune was actually started by Kraigg Brathwaite who turned him towards square leg on 11 where Keaton Jennings, fielding as a substitute for Ben Foakes, was unable to collect a low difficult catch.
Then Broad turned his attention to the left-hander Campbell who was given out caught by umpire Kumar Dharmasena on 21 only for the review to reveal that the ball had struck him on the forearm.
Campbell had not added to his score when Broad found his edge and Jos Buttler dropped the most straight-forward chance at third slip, and then on 27 the opener top edged a pull only for the ball to drop tantalisingly in between three converging England fielders at square leg.
John Campbell is dismissed by Ben Stokes in the only wicket to fall on the morning of day two
Stuart Broad was left frustrated as a blistering spell of bowling yielded no rewards
Joss Buttler put down the easiest catching chance as England missed several opportunities
Broad could barely conceal his frustration and it took a change of bowlers to Ben Stokes for England to finally make the breakthrough, Buttler this time safely pouching another comfortable slip chance when Campbell had made 47.
Frustratingly, it remains the only wicket so far for England and with the ball going a bit softer and Sam Curran, in particular, failing to cause too many problems for west Indies batsmen in these conditions, England desperately need more breakthroughs after lunch.
Foakes, meanwhile, was this morning sent for an x-ray on the right hand he damaged while being dismissed by Shannon Gabriel, and the worry for England is that a break will end his tour.
At least Jonny Bairstow has been able to return to the keeping position he still craves and has looked his usual dependable self behind the stumps.